Henry Ritchie

???? - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with William Stirling, as surviving trustees, half the compensation for the Biscany estate in St Elizabeth Jamaica after the two men counterclaimed (against their nephew Hugh Ritchie Wallace) with A.W. Hamilton as trustees and legatees £16066 5s 10d under a marriage settlement dated 23 August 1780.

  1. Will of Henry Ritchie of Busbie Ayrshire proved 12/10/1844.

  2. Son of James Ritchie of Craigton (1722-1799), who was a Glasgow tobacco lord and founder of the Thistle Bank, which began in 1761 as "Sir Walter Maxwell of Pollok, bart.; James Ritchie & Co.), and who bought Busbie in Ayrshire in 1763. Henry Ritchie was also a partner in the Thistle Bank, succeeded to Craigton (which he sold in 1830) and Busbie, and bought Cloncaird in Ayrshire 'which became his residence': he died in 1843. He was twice married, to Elizabeth Cathcart and Catherine Fergusson. One of Henry Ritchie's sisters, Frances, married Hugh Wallace and another, Mary, married Alexander West Hamilton; a third, Margaret Hamilton, married William Stirling of Cordale, Dumbartonshire, merchant in Glasgow, presumably the co-trustee. Hugh Ritchie Wallace was the child of Hugh Wallace and Frances Ritchie.  


T71/870 St Elizabeth nos. 399A&B and 400. Claim by Hugh Ritchie Wallace.

  1. PROB 11/2006.

  2. John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878), XXX Craigton. This gives the date of the marriage of Frances Ritchie and Hugh Wallace as 1788. This is supported by the birth-date of Hugh Ritchie Wallace 03/11/1789, Rev. Charles Rogers, The Book of Wallace (1884), Vol I, p. 112, although the date also appears as 03/11/1780 in one digital version.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Cathcart (2) Catherine Fergusson

Associated Claims (2)

£4,363 4s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£113 3s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (1)


Addresses (3)

Cloncaird, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
Busbie, Knockentiber (near), Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
Craigton, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland